1. The Hedge Fund Agent In The Boardroom

    The Hedge Fund Agent In The Boardroom

    The enormous rise of activist investing has created a new and lucrative field for people like Harry Wilson, a former Treasury Department official who is representing hedge funds agitating for an $8 billion share buyback at General Motors...

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    1. Left to their own devices the current team would not take any steps on their own.
    2. The success that activists have had in driving change in companies that have underperformed has gotten a lot more interest and attention even from traditionally value-oriented and highly successful investors.
    3. It's fascinating how much change you can effectuate if you treat a board like a private equity investment rather than a once in quarter meeting.
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